[scribus] 64 bit/ another ghostscript question

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 29 00:08:36 CET 2010

On 01/28/2010 04:18 PM, jwminer at accessvt.com wrote:
> Marilyn A. wrote:
>>   2) I have been given these two pieces of information (below) for a
>> 64 bit HP.  I have been trying to get this to work.  Perhaps I have
>> to download it to a specific place.  One time I did this it said
>> that the format was not correct.
>> http://ghostscript.com/releases/ghostscript-8.64.tar.bz2Windows XP
>> x64 edition, 2003 or Vista (64-bit)
>> The x64 self-extracting archive is normally named gs###w64.exe This
>> is for 64-bit Windows operating systems based on the x64 instruction
> Are you using a 64-bit version of Windows? Just because your
> computer is 64-bit does not mean its operating system is 64-bit, nor
> does it need to be. Do not get a 64-bit version of GhostScript or
> anything else if your operating system is 32-bit.
> If you're not sure about the "bit" of your OS, right-click on "My
> Computer" or "Computer" and then on Properties and the screen that
> comes up should tell you whether it's 32-bit or 64-bit.
The other thing to keep in mind is that the safe mode may be to use 
32-bit ghostscript, which will also run on a 64-bit machine.
For most people the performance difference from 32 to 64 bit won't be so 
obvious anyway.


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